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Rescued puppies

SV group received a call from their vet who informed them about puppies living next to a river trash pile. The river there is deep and moves fast. The puppies were crying and hiding in nettle bushes.

The river bank where puppies were hiding is too steep and slippery, and thick nettle bushes made it hard to see the puppies.

A few hours later and some logistics one of the Volunteers Svetlana Pankova was able to catch 3 puppies:

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The puppies are from different litters and of different age but they all were infested with fleas:

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The water turned red when bathing the puppies.

3 puppies now, bathed, fed and parasite free:

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The tan puppy was adopted a few days after the rescue thanks to the social media post!

Thanks to rescue efforts and love for animals by Sterlitamak Volunteers 3 more lives were saved!

 

Happy Tails: 2 years later cat reunites with owners

SV group received a call at 8am about a cat recently found by the Volunteers. The young male cat was found a few months ago in terrible condition – emaciated with matted dirty coat, infested with fleas. The cat stayed at the foster home where he was treated for fleas, gained weight and became a gorgeous cat with white and grey long hair coat.

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He was named Kesha by his foster parents and he knew his name.  As all foster animals, Kesha received a lot of love and support by the SV group and the foster. The Volunteers made a post on social media website about him and …it worked!

The person calling about Kesha turned out to be his owner. He said that Kesha (Gosha as they named him) was lost exactly around the area where he was found but 2 years ago! When fosters met with the potential owners they were questioned about the age of the cat because he seemed too young to be lost 2 years ago. The owner said that when Gosha was very little one of his claws on the hind leg had to be removed because it got infected. The foster parents were surprised to find out that Kesha (Gosha) did not have the claw!

The foster parents were happy that Gosha found their original owners and went home with entire family.
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We are very excited about this reunion and hope that we can see more of such happy endings!

 

 

Update – 1 out of 5 puppies survived

For her young age (only 4 months old) Lapa has been through a lot. She was born homeless in a litter of 5 puppies, then the puppies were supposed to be fostered by someone but those people betrayed the puppies and let them starve and eventually the “foster parents” drove the puppies out to the woods to leave them there without shelter and food to die. (You can see the story in earlier posts).

When SV group learned about the puppies it was too late and sadly all but one died.

After numerous visits to the vet clinic and iv fluids and other medications, Lapa is doing well and has gained enough weight. She was spayed recently as well. The surgery went well and now Lapa is ready for her forever home.

She is still shy and skittish but with a lot of love her personality will come out soon.

SV group is looking for her forever home now and we cannot wait for her to have a family that will be able to give her enough attention and love that she deserves.

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SV group is hoping that Lapa will get her happy tail soon.

Please consider a small donation towards Lapa’s needs. A small amount will go a long way.

Thank you!

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Update – Litter of 8 puppies in the dumpster

All puppies are doing great!

They have opened their eyes and became more active.  2 are fostered by a young Volunteer and other 6 are in a foster home.

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These two are brother and sister. The female puppy is very active and likes to explore her foster home and also chase her brother.

They had indigestion in the beginning but after some needed medical care they are  well on their way to blossom into active puppies. When they are ready enough to be adopted SV group will be looking for their forever homes.

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Litter of 8 puppies in the dumpster

 A litter of 8 puppies left to die by the dumpster. 

The Volunteers is caring for a few litters of puppies at any given time and today we found another litter of newborn puppies right next to a dumpster. They were tossed like a trash to die. All black puppies, 8 altogether, but only 6 survived for far. When the Volunteers arrived to the spot 2 puppies were already dead.

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This is how the puppies were found, in a blanket by the dumpster in below zero temperatures.
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One of the dead puppies was found like this.
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Newborn puppies from the dumpster at their foster home

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Puppies are fed and asleep in their foster home

The puppies are being bottle fed by our volunteers, one of them is a skilled foster mom who nursed back to life a few litters already; she is just 12-years old!

I cannot comprehend the thought process of people who are able to discard a living helpless being like that! But I am happy to see that good hearted people are everywhere and we can help the helpless and speak for the ones who are not able to speak for themselves!

We will be posting more updates about the puppies. We all hope that they will grow strong and find their loving parents.

If you would like to help these puppies please donated via the link below with the note “for puppies”. All proceeds are going to provide food and medical attention to the animals in need.

Thank you!

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20 abandoned puppies

SV group received a call about over 20 puppies living in the outskirts of the town (Sterlitamak, Russia). When Volunteers came to assess the situation they were shocked to see approximately 20 PUPPIES of all ages and sizes living in the woods with almost no shelter! We do not know the exact number of puppies because they some of them hide when they hear human voices. Two women who found the puppies first had been feeding the puppies daily but when they could not keep up, these ladies called SV group for help.

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Feeding time

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SV group has found homes for 6 puppies so far. Two smallest puppies  out of this bunch have been taken to their foster home today, because they are very weak and would not survive in such cold temperatures.

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Two sister twins 

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Now in foster home:

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Puppy #2

The rest of the puppies are in need of foster homes right now and daily food supplies.  They have makeshift shelter and the Volunteers brought warm blankets and rags to make their puppy cave warmer.  All blankets and warm clothes as well as food is donated by the citizens of Sterlitamak.

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Donation of warm blankets and clothes for the puppies
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Puppy den covered with snow
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Insulating the den with warm clothes and blankets

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SV group is trying everything possible to save  animal lives and while they might be expendable to others, for Sterlitamak Volunteers and many other good hearted people these lives are priceless and we will do everything to save them!

We will be posting more updates about the puppies. The SV group is in need of food, pee pads, warm used blankets and clothes for the puppies.

If you would like to help these puppies please donated via the link below with the note “for puppies”. All proceeds are going to provide food, pee pads and medical attention for the animals in need.

Thank you!

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Update – Cat with a string

SV group rescued this poor cat with a string embedded into his body (see earlier posts). We do not know what happened to him. After treatment and a lot of love this boy is ready for his forever home.

Kolya (SV group gave him this name) is doing well. He is probably 1 year old and a very large cat. His wounds are healing nicely and he is just full of love to give. We hope to find very good parents for him.

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Please help us rescue more animals in need. It is not very hard to do. By donating just a few dollars you can save a life. Any amount will go a long way in Russia. For example: cost of a spay/neuter surgery for cats is just $6-8, cost of spay surgery for dogs is $25.

SV group is receiving no help from the government and all Volunteers who save animals, foster injured and homeless animals in their own homes. Most of the Volunteers of the group are teenagers who work on volunteer basis without pay after school and during school breaks. They are doing amazing work and it shows! Only for the fist month of 2015 SV group has rescued over 40 homeless injured animals and provided food for 3 litters of homeless puppies!

The food, medications, and cost of vet services are covered by donations.

Please be a part of a good deed and donate.

Thank you!

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Update – 1 out of 5 puppies survived

Lapa is the one out of five homeless puppy who survived from the cruelty and stupidity of certain humans (see our previous posts).

Now Lapa is in good hands and gaining weight slowly.

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One day into the treatment. All her siblings died at that point.

 

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Here is Lapa now.

 

Lapa is struggling psychologically. She is a very shy scared timid puppy. She has a fear of closed doors and cannot sleep in a room without the light. She is being cared for in her foster home by Angelina (foster mom). We hope she will be healed soon physically and emotionally.

Please help us raise money to cover the cost of food for Lapa.  Please help us help more animals in need.

Any amount will go a long way!

Please donate! Thank you!

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Update – Cat with a string (Graphic Images)

The young cat was found this week with string imbedded deep into the skin around the neck and under the front legs.

After removing the the string, the vet decided not to stitch the wounds and  let them heal on their own with application of antibacterial ointments and regular shots of antibiotics.

He was someone’s pet before as his foster mom says. He is very thick and clean. Except for the unfortunate wounds on his body, overall he is a healthy young male cat who has already been  potty trained.

We hope he gets well soon and will start looking for his forever home.

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Please help us save more homeless animals in need. Any amount will go a long way.

Please donate.

Thank you!

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Update – Kitten with a broken jaw (Button)

Button was found by a good Samaritan before New Years Eve. The kitten was visibly in distress. She had a broken jaw and was outside crying for help.

Button’s jaw has been fixed, stitches have been removed.  SV group has raised money for her surgery and treatment. The surgery was almost free (thanks to the vet clinic) and the rest of the raised funds went towards her food and medications.

Button is a curious lovely 3-colored kitten.  She follows her foster mom everywhere and can be heard purring from a mile away. One thing that she is struggling with is her fear of man (males only).  Whenever she hears male’s voice Button starts meowing unstoppably and she also tucks in her head whenever her foster mom is trying to caress her head.  She has been doing a good progress and let the foster dad pet her when Button was almost asleep.

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Button is a very beautiful lovely cat with bright green eyes.
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Purring and not opening her eyes.

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SV group has already started looking for a forever home for Button. We hope she gets all healed up soon and get into a loving forever home.

Please help us turn more homeless animals like Button  into healthy happy pets!

A small donation will go a long way in Russia.  Please donate!

Thank you!

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1 out of 5 puppies survived

This story happened just before Christmas 2014.

SV group received urgent plea for help about 3 survived puppies (there were 5 initially) on December 24th.  According to a good samaritan, the puppies were fostered by a family who could no longer take care of them and they got rid of them by abandoning puppies in the woods further away from the town without food, water and shelter in below zero temperatures.

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As you can see the puppies were very malnourished and could barely stand on their own.  We do not know whether the “foster parents” (if they can be even called that) were feeding the puppies.

On December 24, 2014 the puppies were brought to one of the Volunteers homes.  All 3 puppies were shaking and lethargic, could not stand on their feet.  IV fluids were given right away.

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Survived

Half an hour after the puppies arrived 2 puppies passed away. The only survived puppy was in a critical condition.  After failed attempts to ask social media followers to help with  transportation to take the puppy to the vet clinic, the Volunteer who fostered the puppy took the crate with the dying puppy on a bus and brought her to the vet.

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The volunteer carying the puppy to the clinic.
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At the vet

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The puppy turned out to be a girl. She was given necessary IV fluids and medications. The treatment continued at foster home.

Meanwhile the tiny bodies of 2 puppies who previously passed away had to be buried (the vet clinics do not provide cremation services). In order to properly burry the puppies SV group wrote a post on social media website asking for any volunteers to take them to the animal cremation center (located a few miles away from the town) or dig a grave for them. Nobody responded. The organizer of SV group and some of the Volunteers drove to the cremation center on New Year Eve. The weather was very brutal that day.

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The box with dead puppies was left in front of the animal cremation center (the facility was closed that day)

The survived puppy is doing better now. She is a very smart and polite dog. She can walk around her crate and now goes outside to potty. When her foster mom at school, she is very quiet and uses a pee pad. She also started eating on her own and gained some weight.  She learned how to give a paw and she was named Lapa (which means “paw” in Russian).

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Lapa and her foster mommy Angelina

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Lapa is a shy puppy but we know that when she is all well and healthy we will find great parents for her and she will blossom into a playful and happy puppy as she should be.

This is a very sad story with a happy ending for 1 puppy out of 5! We wished we had saved them all but the help came too late.

Please make it your resolution for 2015 to help animals in need. If you see or hear about animal abuse, please report, stop the abuse and help the animal in need. WE ARE THEIR VOICES AND WE CAN SAVE THEM!

Sterlitamak Volunteers is an organization that exists and works directly off of the donations received from general public. All Volunteers and organizers of this group are working as unpaid volunteers and all proceeds go to cover the cost of medications, transportation, food and surgeries. 

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Update – Kitten with a broken jaw (Button)

The kitten is doing great! The Volunteers named her “Button” (or Pugovka – in Russian) because of her make-shift wiring. The swelling on the jaws has subsided and now she can eat on her own.  Also the rotten odor that was coming from her jaws is gone.

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Meet Button

 

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Button is receiving shots of antibiotics daily and all her stitches are being disinfected after feeding.

The only problem Button faces is the emotional: when she  hears male’s voice, she starts crying very loudly.  We suspect that whoever physically abused her was a male.  The good news is that Button is in good hands and we hope that she will soon recover physically as well as emotionally.

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Button is a very polite lovely cat, she uses her litter box, eats well on her own and snoozes all day long.  After her complete recovery the Volunteers will be looking for her forever home.

Please help us make a difference in  lives of many animals like Button.  Please donate.  Any amount will go a long way in Russia.

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Happy Tails – Kittens in a dumpster

As we prepare for the New Year of 2015 we would like to thank everyone who likes and follows our blog and share a few happy stories.

Happy Tail:

On a cold night a woman was passing by a dumpster when she heard meowing sounds. She looked into the dumpster and found a plastic bag with 2 tiny kittens. They were very little.

These kittens were taken by SV volunteers to foster. They were not even a month old and had to be fed from a syringe.  Due to the unhappy start of their lives on the street the kittens got sick with different infections (fungal infection, diarrhea, herpes virus). After a long recovery and tedious work of the foster parents, the kittens became better.

The volunteers tried to find forever homes for both kittens but they were always passed on.

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Two kittens found in a dumpster. This picture was taken a month later when they were healthy and ready for their forever homes

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The foster family decided to adopt the pair after a few failed attempts to find a home for the kittens.  Now they are healthy and happy.  A boy and a girl grew into two big gorgeous cats!

Just look at them:

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SV group is happy for them and want to thank you all for sharing their story!

 

Happy Tails – Cat survived after being set on fire

On October 17, 2014 Valeriya was on her way back from college when she noticed a cat sitting next to a supermarket’s entrance with a head down.  There are a lot of homeless and stray animals roaming the streets of Russia, so this is not a surprising occurrence to see a cat or a dog or a puppy next to a house or a supermarket scavenging for food and warmth. But this cat was different than others. After the first glance at the feline, Valeriya thought that the cat was covered in snow but when she looked closer – the cat had burnt whiskers and her fur was burnt as well. Also the poor feline was very emaciated.

Valeriya could not just leave this poor thing there and she called her mother and told her with tears what hapened. Valeriya’s mother told her to take the cat to the vet and bring home after, and this is exactly what she did.

The vet confirmed that cat was previously torched and suffered some burns on her skin. After receiving a few injections the poor cat was released.  By the way this emergency care the vet provided for free.

Valeriya took the cat home where she continued taking care of the feline and decided to adopt her even though there was already a cat in the house.

This is a great story of a humane treatment of an animal! Thanks to Valeriya, her mother and the vet one more life was saved!

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First hours in the house

 

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Burnt whiskers and the coat. She slept very quietly in the house and started purring right away falling asleep on Valeriya’s lap.

 

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Burnt skin

Now the cat is fully recovered and is about to be spayed by the SV group.

 

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This is how she looks now

 

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She still have some wounds on her ears and skin but doesn’t have any emotional wounds in her heart even after some human set her on fire.

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People be kind and protect those who cannot protect and speak for themselves!

 

 

 

Young Sterlitamak Volunteers

This post is to provide a glimpse into work of the Sterlitamak Volunteers. The volunteers are mothers, fathers, teenagers, students, elementary, middle and high school kids with their parents who support what they do ever single day – saving animal lives.

Despite homework, school, work, chores, and other problems of day-to-day life, the Volunteers devote their time and big hearts to homeless animals. As I have mentioned in my previous posts, in addition to taking animals from the streets and nursing them back to health, the Volunteers organize Adoption Events. These events take place outside of a Mobile Phone store near a local market. The management  of the store allowed the Volunteers to occupy a small space by the porch. They do not have any tent or seats, just the crates with fostered animals which they transport themselves from different parts of town and the country. Adoption Events usually run from 10 am to 6 pm. The Volunteers are on their feet for over 6 hours at a time without any shelter!

Adoption Events are hosted 3-4 times a week all year long! In Russia winter weather sets in around mid October and lasts until mid April. Summer weather lasts for just over 2 months. From June to September 1st school kids are on summer break. Some of them enjoy the hot wether but others, like our Volunteers, take care of homeless animals and organizing Adoption Events.

Please see a few pictures of Sterlitamak Volunteers at the Adoption Events:

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Yes, it is very cold in the winter and Volunteers keep animals warm by wrapping them into warm blankets or tucking them inside their jackets.

The summer season is almost over now and many Volunteers will go back to school on September 1st. Unlike their school mates, Volunteers did not have time to rest this summer.

For example, just this week 2 Volunteers brought a former stray dog to be spayed. They already found a home for the dog in the country side, an hour away from the vet clinic.  The cost of transportation for the animals was paid by these girls. The dog weighs over 40 lb! These 2 Volunteers had a foster cat also who needed stitches removed after a surgery.

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As a result only this year Sterlitamak Volunteers found homes for 575 animals, please see pictures here.

As of today, 144 homeless animals were spayed and neutered, please see pictures here.

Everything from transportation charges/gas to vet bills, medications and food for animals is either fund raised by Volunteers or comes out of their pockets!  The Volunteers who are in high school don’t do it for Community Work credits, we simply do not have this type of requirement in our school system.

This shows a strong devotion to the cause of saving animal lives!

Please support Sterlitamak Volunteers by donating a small amount which will go a long way! Please share!

Thank you!

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Vita – the puppy from our profile picture, her story

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A few months ago someone witnessed how a puppy was run over by a car on purpose!  The puppy had open wound on her hind leg.

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A compassionate person who saw the puppy crying contacted the APAC shelter asking to take the puppy in. She was a stray and nobody knew anything about her, so she was called Vita (means “life” in Latin).

A few hours later Vita was in surgery for amputation of the injured leg, vets could not save the leg and decided on the amputation.

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Vita after the surgery

Vita now is a gown puppy and she learnt how to walk and run on her 3 legs. She is a happy, easy going girl, in need of her forever home.

Look at her:

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Vita loves people and everything around her! She is full of life and has not given up on people and finding a new home.

Please share her story to help her find a new home!

Thank you!

 

 

UPDATE – DOG TIED TO A TREE AND LEFT TO DIE (Story about Beta)

Beta was found abandoned in the woods, tied to a tree by her previous owners (as we found out later). She is 8 years old. Beta was in a very bad shape. You can read her story here.

Beta went through a treatment and a surgery. She is back in normal weight and health. Beta is up for adoption and looking for her new parents!

Here is Beta when she was found:

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Beta now:

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Beta has been through betrayal and hard treatment. She is a lovely girl who like everyone and everything. She loves kids, animals and anyone who gives her love and kisses.

It is a truly wonderful story of recovery.  Beta is at the APAC shelter in Tolyatti Russia and waiting for her new parents.

Update – DAISY, AN INJURED DOG

We have an update about Daisy. She is well now and waiting for her forever home.

Her story is the usual one – her previous owner did not want her any longer and she ended up on the street.  She was found on the side of a street in May dying (there is a post about her earlier). She could not move and stayed outside for a few days before a rescue group could find a foster care for her.

She was probably hit by a car, she had bone fracture and could not walk. Daisy got better thanks to her foster and treatment.  Look at the difference a kittle love does!

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Isn’t Daisy full of happiness and love?! She is 2 years old,  doing well with other animals, good on walks, with kids and strangers. She just wants to be loved! Daisy likes to talk, does not bark or squeal, just talks, you have to hear it! She is very obedient, she would never walk in front or pull you, Daisy waits until you let her go for a walk with you.
Daisy is looking for her forever home!

 

 

A few days of rescue – SV group

SV group rescues daily a lot of animals.  All of them have differed stories before and after rescue, some of them do not survive, unfortunately.

For the past few days the Volunteers have rescued 3 cat families (cats with newborn kittens), kittens of different ages and puppies.

Please see the pictures below with individual stories:

This orange kitten was rescued 2 days after it fell into the basement of an apartment building.  The kitten was with his cat-mother on the street and fell into the only narrow opening of the basement. It is now in foster care being treated for Feline Herpes Virus.

 

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SV group coordinator got a call from a vet clinic with a cry for help. Someone brought a cat a her newborn kittens to be put to sleep.  The cat family was taken by the coordinator to be fostered at her apartment where she already has over 30 animals.

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Another cat family was rescued from the attic of an apartment building. Now it is in a foster care of one of the Volunteers who is already fostering  a lot of rescued homeless animals.

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This cat had to give birth right on the cold asphalt.  A young woman saw them and called the Volunteers. Now the cat family is in foster care.

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This kitten is only one or two-day old, was found near a supermarket by itself crying and very cold.  It was taken to the cat family above. This kitten is much smaller than the same age kittens rescued earlier that day with their mother.  The cat mother has taken the kitten in as her own.  Now we hope that he will survive.

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On the left is the kitten found today. Compare it to the kitten the same age found with his mommy.

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This cat family was found in a park. They are very beautiful and it looks like they were recently abandoned.

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This kitten and 2 more were found abandoned in the woods.

 

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This pretty kitten was rescued from the young children who were kicking it.  A young Volunteer saw it and rescued the kitten, now the kitten is being looked after by the Volunteers who are looking for his adopters.

 

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This young  Russian Blue was found abandoned on the street today. Now in foster care.

 

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This poor kitten was rescued today. He has a Feline Herpes Virus, now being treated in foster care.

 

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These puppies were found living near one of the warehouses. The Volunteers are trying to find their new homes.

 

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This little one was found on the street at 6 am. It was abandoned and cried all morning outside of one of the apartment buildings.  Now in foster care.

 

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These brother and sister were brought by a woman to an adoption event and abandoned right in front of the Volunteers’ stand.  Now they are in good loving hands and looking for their forever homes.

 

 

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This is just a result of a few days in life of SV group. The Volunteers try to save as many animals as they can, unfortunately not all survive  or get help on time.  SV group provides foster and medical care for abandoned, sick and injured animals.

The Volunteers need any help possible. Let’s help them at least financially to buy food and medication for the animals!

Please donate at least $5, it will go a long way!

Thank you!

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Story about Dina – two legged dog

Story about Dina (Graphic Content):

Dina was found in August 2013 with 3 broken legs (2 front legs and one hind leg) in one of the construction sites in Tolyatti, Russia. A man who found her says that she must have fallen from the 3rd floor of the building. After a few attempts to find a place for her at animal shelters in Tolyatti, she was accepted in one of them.

Her recovery was long and “bumpy”. Due to the non-sanitary conditions at the shelter, Dina’s operated legs became infected. The pressure of her body caused the skin to rapture in one of the legs and also she developed hot spots. APAC shelter decided to take care of Dina and provide a paid foster care with treatment. In January 2014 the shelter owed over $400 for Dina’s foster care, she survived 4 surgeries that left her with only one front leg and one functional hind leg.

Doctors were very impressed by her will to live. Dina’s foster mother who provided care, love and patience, took great care of Dina. She can walk now on her 2 legs. Unfortunately, Dina is back at the shelter due to the debt for the foster care. The shelter owes 5000 rubles or $150 for her foster.

The shelter is not a place for Dina due to her special needs. She needs clean environment of a house and extra care for her wounds.

It was recommended to get prosthetic leg for Dina in the future to improve her quality of life.

Please see her pictures below. Note: GRAPHIC CONTENT!

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Dina when she was first found
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Image of her broken legs

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Dina at the shelter right after she was found and accepted to the facility.
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After the first surgery

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Dina developed hot spots and all her stitches became infected because she tried to drag herself on the floor

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Bone was extracted from the front broken leg because it ruptured her skin and started to rot. The smell coming from Dina was very bad (due to the infection).
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Dina with her foster mother – Marina

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Dina learnt how to walk! She has an incredible will power! 2 of her 4 surgeries she had under local anesthesia (she was awake).

Please spread Dina’s story! She has been through a lot but ha not lost her taste for life. Please donate! Any amount will go a long way!

Thank you!

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Update on Beta – Dog tied to a tree and left to die

Look at Beta! She has gained weight and loves her foster care.

Her story: Beta was found tied to a tree in the woods in a hot weather. She had bad UT infection and her eyes were infected as well. She could no walk or stand up on her own, she was extremely emaciated.  Her previous owners left her there and now are trying to get her back, but this will not happen.

Before:

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Beta now:

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Beta has been in foster care of the APAC shelter owner.  The shelter has 150 dogs and 25 cats. Now all of them need vaccination. We need to raise $285 (or 9586.40 rubles) to vaccinate Beta’s brothers and sisters.

Please donate and help us save animals.

Any amount will go a long way!

Thank you!

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Kitten survived

A year ago “Sterlitamak Volunteers” got a call from people who witnessed how kids threw a kitten from 8th floor of an apartment building. When asked why they did it, the kids said that they wanted to see what would happen to it.

The small town where it happened did not have a veterinary services and the kitten was brought to Sterlitamak. It turned out that the kitten had multiple fractured bones in the jaw and his paws were broken. The synovial liquid from joints was dripping on the floor. The kitten could hardly breath because of the impact. His joins were swallowed, they because infected.

Timosha has not been able to recover fully. He still has pieces of fractured jaw bones floating in his skin of his mouth. It raptures his skin causing bleeding. The jaws are not aligned  properly causing the teeth to puncture through the mouth and lips.

But he survived! He loves people and grew up to be a very beautiful cat. Thanks to people like his rescuer, Timosha survived a horrible abuse! Please see the pictures below: warning GRAPHIC CONTENT!

Please see the video when he was found.

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The synovial liquid from joints was dripping on the floor

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Punctured and swallowed joint

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Floating pieces of fractured bones from the jaw tear the skin causing bleeding
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Timisha now, a year later

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